Sydney, Australia, May 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Colliers International today announced the appointment of a globally-recognised property executive to its senior management team as it continues its strategy of asserting its dominant presence in the institutional real estate market.
James Quigley will assume the role of National Director – Client Engagement Team starting from July, focused on institutional clients. Mr Quigley moves from LaSalle Investment Management, having previously been an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley, a fund manager at Mirvac and a Portfolio Manager at Lend Lease.
John Kenny, Colliers International Chief Executive – Australia, said the move is indicative of Colliers International’s focus on relationship and knowledge-based client management, and underscores the business’ desire to continue to grow its market share.
“By bringing his experience from Australia’s largest institutions, James has a thorough understanding of the investment process for clients from fund formation and asset allocation, through to portfolio and asset management, capital transactions and development,” he said.
In his role at Colliers International, Mr Quigley will lead the Client Engagement Team, a core team in place for more than a decade, comprising senior relationship managers including Tim Russell, Roger Miller and Sara Pratt.
Mr Quigley said following the economic downturn there has been a renewed focus on property fundamentals as this is what ultimately delivers strong returns for investors.
“My broad experience over the past 12 years with several major property investment groups and detailed understanding of every aspect of the property investment process will enable me to pre-empt an institutions’ needs and deliver a strategic solution using Colliers International’s resources,” he said.
“As with every cycle we have seen some recent consolidation but conversely there are new emerging players looking to grow their business.
“Colliers International is now better placed than ever to assist institutions in assessing market risks and capitalising on opportunities by leveraging its wide breadth of services and highly skilled professionals.”
Mr Quigley is returning to Colliers International having spent five years with the business in the early 1990s.
“James is highly a respected property executive with considerable weight in the industry for his ability to build businesses and develop high-level client relationships,” Mr Kenny said.
“Colliers International is focused on building enduring client relationships and working beyond the transactional to deliver on their long-term property requirements.
“It’s about understanding their business strategies and future needs, and making sure we customise our service offering to help accelerate their success. This is one of the examples of service excellence that we believe sets Colliers International apart.
“We’ve long believed that investments in senior talent focused solely on engaging and managing clients are a key reason for Colliers International’s competitiveness in the Australian marketplace and reinforces our ability to emerge in such strong position from the economic downturn.”